We were recently featured on KSL and in the Deseret News for our work with students at the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind. Music Therapy is so powerful in special education–here’s why. Click here for the Original Article in the Deseret News Click here for the KSL Story Photo credit to Ravell Call, Deseret News..
One of the key elements of early intervention services is empowering parents with skills to help their child at home. Music should be one of those skills! One of the benefits of utilizing music therapy in early intervention is that the parents can gain practical ideas on how to use music in the home. Using music consistently and..
Early Intervention programs can contract with a music therapist and bring in their services when a child may benefit. These referrals can be for individual music therapy or community parent child music therapy groups. Individual Music Therapy An Early Intervention program can contract with a music therapist or hire one on staff to provide music..
Music Therapy can be included as an Early Intervention Service under the IDEA Legislation. This means that your child can reap the benefits of music therapy during his or her time in Early Intervention. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) passed in 1986 supports states in providing identification of early intervention services for young children who..
Every parent knows that children respond to music. What they may not know is that music therapy can play a significant role in early intervention to help a child reach his or her potential. Children respond to music, plain and simple. Whether you have a child who is typically developing or has special needs, music plays..
Special needs children make significant gains with music therapy. Here are a few examples. In all honesty, “Music Therapy Success Stories” is a hard subject for a post–and not because the stories are hard to find. Quite the contrary, actually. There are thousands and thousands of touching stories of music therapy with special needs children that it’s..
Raising kids is hard. Music can help bring more joy to the process. When I became a new mom I was hit all at once with the stunning reality of caring for a helpless child. I struggled with the things every mom struggles with—lack of sleep, how to calm a fussy baby, and how to find joy..
Music is a powerful therapy in helping special needs children grow and succeed in otherwise difficult areas. How can it help your child? Read on to find out how. If you have a child with a disability, you are likely actively looking for the best ways to help your child. Parents of special needs children such as..
Music therapy is a powerful tool in helping people connect. From children to older adults, it can make all the difference. One of my favorite parts about being a music therapist is seeing the people with whom I work begin to connect with others in meaningful ways. I use music to address a wide..
Music Therapy is a powerful tool in special education to help children learn and grow through music. In this video, Jaycie Voorhees explains how a music therapist might address some of the needs of children in special education by creating a song to target a specific need. In this case, the child needed help to learn..